Ankeet Patel

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So it’s the second month of the year and with this month came a brand new barrage of hilarious memes! Each month is indicated by the most reposted and liked meme of that month, this month would be black guy thinking. Although that isn’t the only meme that has cropped up throughout this month, it has been acknowledged as the best of February 2017. The meme emerged from the BBC Three YouTube channel uploaded a mini documentary on the Hood Documentary series, in which the Ewumi is shown pointing to his head and smiling. Within eight months, the video gained over 1.04 million views and 1,300 comments. On January 22nd, 2017, Twitter user @trapafasa posted the Roll Safe screenshot along with a caption noting that “‘men are trash’ tweets have gone down 70%” due to the approach of February (shown below, left). Within eight days, the tweet gained over 18,000 retweets and 17,000 likes. The following day, Twitter user @RyanWindow tweeted the image along with the message “You can’t be broke if you don’t check your bank account,” receiving more than 74,000 likes and 47,000 retweets over the next week. The other most popular meme of this month would be white guy blinking gif. It showcased a man named Drew Scanlon reacting to something that occurred in the video game he and others we playing. The GIF had been around for nearly two years, it was not until February 2017 that it spiked in popularity on Twitter. On February 5th, user @eksb used it in a tweet describing his reaction in biology class, gaining nearly 50,000 retweets.

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